WVU Mountaineer, alternate to stay in roles for another year

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia University Mountaineer mascot and alternate will get to serve an extra year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Colson Glover, a junior from Lewisburg, became Mountaineer in April, and Brooke Ashby, a senior from Mannington, is alternate. They have not made in-person appearances since beginning their duties, the university said Monday.

The Mountaineer Advisory Council announced Monday they will continue in their roles through 2021-22. The hope is that they will have an opportunity to serve as mascot by extending the term, said Ann Berry, assistant vice president for outreach.

Their tenure would have ended next spring.

New Mountaineer mascot tryouts will resume in 2022.

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